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Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • TNGS Office 7779 Poplar Pike Germantown, TN
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    State Research - Arkansas

    Join us for a round-table discussion on researching your ancestors with Arkansas connections.  Our presenter will be Jen-Marie Pera
    This presentation will cover the early history, maps, sources for researching vital, court, probate records and other tips for investigating the "The Natural State".

    • Saturday, July 21, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • TnGS Offices 7779 Poplar Pike Germantown, TN
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    Genealogy Blogs and Blogging

    Join Sherri Onorati as she presents everything you wanted to know about Genealogy Blogs and Blogging in general but we afraid to ask.


    Biography: Sherri Panchaud Onorati has always loved history and has been researching her family history for more than 25 years -  a love born from the stories of her Great Auntie Audie.She began her research journey while serving in the United States Navy, and although she retired from the Navy after serving 23 years in 2006, she is far from retiring her family history search!  A Jill-of-all-trades, she has taught high school remedial reading, works as a freelance reporter for The Leader, a board operator and bookkeeper for US 51 Country 93.5FM and Covington Broadcasting. She is a Tennessee Archives Institute graduate and a certified archives manager, and she is currently the archivist and program coordinator for the Tipton County Museum. Sherri currently writes three blogs, including one for the Tennessee Genealogical Society, the Tipton County Museum's Beneath the Dirt, and her own personal blog, Family Heirlooms, and maintains three websites. In her spare time, Sherri teaches a beginning genealogy course in Tipton County, acts as the president of the Friends of the Tipton County Public Library group and secretary for her motorcycle club. She is married and has three sons and two grandsons and has been a resident of TN and Tipton County for the past 17 years.

    For more on Sherri Onorati, see this article Sherri



    • Saturday, July 28, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Tennessee Genealogical Society 7779 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN 38138
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    DNA Part 2 - I have my DNA results, now what can I do with them?

    Join us for an afternoon learning of historic importance, as Debbie Atchley presents the use of DNA Testing and Genealogical Research.  In this workshop we will discuss some of the standard reports available at the four main DNA testing companies and GEDMATCH.  We'll discuss how you should go about using the information you've received from your test to determine if someone is related to you and how to determine if they are a maternal or a paternal match.  We'll discuss some of the vocabulary of DNA testing - centimorgans, SNP's etc.  We will also discuss the process for uploading your raw DNA to other DNA testing companies.  Deb's Blog

    Bio - Deborah Towne Atchley   Debbie is a retired software engineer and retired high school math teacher.  She was born in western Kentucky, where her ancestors and many relatives have chosen to live for over two hundred years.  This made her relatives fairly easy to find in the historical record but has caused much hair pulling in DNA analysis!  Debbie started her personal genealogical research in 1977 after watching Alex Haley's Roots on TV.  She gave her first DNA sample around 2000 when Sorenson began his DNA research.  She purchased her first company DNA test with FTDNA (Family Tree DNA) in 2015 and has continued through to this day as the science changes and grows, by begging relatives for a little of their spit or cheek scrapings.  She is a member of TNGS and has taught various classes at TNGS since 2006, and holding the Let's Discuss It sessions, later with PZ Horton, until moving to Arkansas last year.  She has lived in several states and overseas and is now enjoying looking out over the cornfields in Arkansas with some of her grandchildren.

    • Saturday, August 04, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • TNGS Offices 7779 Poplar Pike Germantown, TN
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    Ancestry Card Catalog

    Join Joe Burns and John Ware as they take you through the various databases available on Ancestry. com. The card catalog was designed to provide you with quick access to records from specific collections, locations, and time frames. The card catalog is most useful when you’re looking for a certain record and want to search within a particular database. Learn how to navigate, cite, and search your way to better results.

    • Thursday, August 23, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • TNGS Office 7779 Poplar Pike Germantown TN
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    Census Records - Kim Richardson

    Census records are the seemingly go-to starting point for all genealogical questions, but are you really using this resource to the fullest? Are there hidden gems and details in the Census that can help further your research or point you towards other sources? Can in-depth analysis of the records really help that much?

    Kim Richardson will present all the details about Census records that will benefit the search for your ancestors. She will present basic and advanced research methodologies for the records as well as provide repository information for finding some lesser-known schedules.


    • Saturday, August 25, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • TNGS Office 7779 Poplar Pike Germantown, TN
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    FamilyTree DNA Group Projects - Deborah Parks

    If you have a Family Tree DNA account, you might want to consider joining a “Project”.  Not sure what that would involve?  Then come join our discussion with Deborah Thurman Parks and explore: 1) the different types of projects available to join, 2) the benefits of joining a project, 3) your personal privacy in a project, and 4) how to “match” within a project.  Deborah has over nine years of administering group projects at Family Tree DNA.  Currently, she is involved in administering the Thurman et al Surname DNA Project, the Parks(s) Surname DNA Project, and the Hanover County, Virginia DNA Project.  After our discussion, Deborah would be happy to provide one-on-one “project” assistance to anyone who desires. 



    • Saturday, September 15, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Tennessee Genealogical Society's Office 7779 Poplar Pike Germantown TN
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    Kentucky State Research

    Join us for a round-table discussion on researching your ancestors with Kentucky connections. Our presenter will be Debbie Atchley.
    This presentation will cover the early history, maps, sources for researching vital, court, probate records and other tips for investigating the "Blue-grass State".

    Bio - Deborah Towne Atchley   Debbie is a retired software engineer and retired high school math teacher.  She was born in western Kentucky, where her ancestors and many relatives have chosen to live for over two hundred years.  This made her relatives fairly easy to find in the historical record but has caused much hair pulling in DNA analysis!  Debbie started her personal genealogical research in 1977 after watching Alex Haley's Roots on TV.  She gave her first DNA sample around 2000 when Sorenson began his DNA research.  She purchased her first company DNA test with FTDNA (Family Tree DNA) in 2015 and has continued through to this day as the science changes and grows, by begging relatives for a little of their spit or cheek scrapings.  She is a member of TNGS and has taught various classes at TNGS since 2006, and holding the Let's Discuss It sessions, later with PZ Horton, until moving to Arkansas last year.  She has lived in several states and overseas and is now enjoying looking out over the cornfields in Arkansas with some of her grandchildren.

    • Saturday, September 22, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Tennessee Genealogical Society 7779 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN 38138
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    Let's Discuss It !
    Join our popular genealogy/technology discussion group. Bring up your own topic of interest or just soak up the knowledge from the group.  The first hour of the session will be led by Leader To Be Determined, who will introduce exciting new research and/or technology sites that will be helpful to family history researchers.  The second hour will be a question and answer session on Genealogical Software, such as Family Tree Maker, RootsMagic and Legacy FamilyTree, FamilySearch.org, Ancestry.com and Ancestry Trees led by John Ware, TnGS Vice-President


    • Saturday, October 13, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Tennessee Genealogical Society 7779 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN 38138
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    Membership Meeting of the

    Tennessee Genealogical Society

    Please join us for the final Membership Meeting for the year.

    We encourage all members to attend this meeting in order to receive updates on the Society’s 2018 Yearly Goals and also on upcoming events.  We will also discuss and approve the budget for 2019.

    Refreshments will be served


    • Thursday, October 18, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Tennessee Genealogical Society's Office 7779 Poplar Pike Germantown, TN
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    Facebook Groups for Genealogy

    Join us for an afternoon discussion of Facebook Groups and there use in Genealogy, led by Debbie Atchley. 

    Geographic Groups; Genealogy Groups; DNA Groups and more...

    Bio - Deborah Towne Atchley   Deb's Blog

    Debbie is a retired software engineer and retired high school math teacher.  She was born in western Kentucky, where her ancestors and many relatives have chosen to live for over two hundred years.  This made her relatives fairly easy to find in the historical record but has caused much hair pulling in DNA analysis!  Debbie started her personal genealogical research in 1977 after watching Alex Haley's Roots on TV.  She gave her first DNA sample around 2000 when Sorenson began his DNA research.  She purchased her first company DNA test with FTDNA (Family Tree DNA) in 2015 and has continued through to this day as the science changes and grows, by begging relatives for a little of their spit or cheek scrapings.  She is a member of TNGS and has taught various classes at TNGS since 2006, and holding the Let's Discuss It sessions, later with PZ Horton, until moving to Arkansas last year.  She has lived in several states and overseas and is now enjoying looking out over the cornfields in Arkansas with some of her grandchildren.

    • Saturday, November 03, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • Germantown Church of Christ 8723 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN 38138
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    Fall DNA Seminar - Blaine Bettinger

    Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., is an intellectual property attorney by day and a DNA specialist by night. In 2007 he started The Genetic Genealogist (www.thegeneticgenealogist.com), one of the earliest blogs on the topic. Dr. Bettinger has been interviewed and quoted on personal genomics topics in NewsweekNew Scientist, Wired, and others. He is the author of The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy, and co-author with Debbie Parker Wayne of the award-winning Genetic Genealogy in Practice, the world’s first genetic genealogy workbook.

    Registration Form:  Fall 2018 Flyer-Bettinger.docx

    Session Schedule

    8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration

    9:00 – 9:05 a.m. - Opening Remarks & Introduction

    9:05 – 10:00 a.m. -Session One - Limitations of Cousin Matching

    10:00-10:15 a.m. - BREAK

    10:15-11:15 a.m. - Session Two - Using Autosomal DNA for 18th and 19th Century Mysteries

    11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. - Lunch

    12:30 – 1:30 p.m. - Session Three - Advanced Third-Party Tools

    1:30-1:45 p.m.  - BREAK

    1:45-2:45 p.m. - Session Flour - Phasing and Mapping your DNA

    2:45 –3:00 p.m. - Q&A & Wrap-up

    • Saturday, December 08, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Tennessee Genealogical Society 7779 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN 38138
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    Let's Discuss It !
    Join our popular genealogy/technology discussion group. Bring up your own topic of interest or just soak up the knowledge from the group.  The first hour of the session will be led by Leader To Be Determined, who will introduce exciting new research and/or technology sites that will be helpful to family history researchers.  The second hour will be a question and answer session on Genealogical Software, such as Family Tree Maker, RootsMagic and Legacy FamilyTree, FamilySearch.org, Ancestry.com and Ancestry Trees led by John Ware, TnGS Vice-President


    • Saturday, May 18, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM (CDT)
    • Tennessee Genealogical Society 7779 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN 38138
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    Using Dropbox for Genealogy

    Join us as Sherri Onorati presents the ins and outs of the file hosting service Dropbox and how it can be used in Genealogy and Genealogical Research.

    Biography: Sherri Panchaud Onorati has always loved history and has been researching her family history for more than 25 years -  a love born from the stories of her Great Auntie Audie.She began her research journey while serving in the United States Navy, and although she retired from the Navy after serving 23 years in 2006, she is far from retiring her family history search!  A Jill-of-all-trades, she has taught high school remedial reading, works as a freelance reporter for The Leader, a board operator and bookkeeper for US 51 Country 93.5FM and Covington Broadcasting. She is a Tennessee Archives Institute graduate and a certified archives manager, and she is currently the archivist and program coordinator for the Tipton County Museum. Sherri currently writes three blogs, including one for the Tennessee Genealogical Society, the Tipton County Museum's Beneath the Dirt, and her own personal blog, Family Heirlooms, and maintains three websites. In her spare time, Sherri teaches a beginning genealogy course in Tipton County, acts as the president of the Friends of the Tipton County Public Library group and secretary for her motorcycle club. She is married and has three sons and two grandsons and has been a resident of TN and Tipton County for the past 17 years.

    For more on Sherri Onorati, see this article Sherri

Past events

Saturday, July 14, 2018 Membership Meeting of the Tennessee Genealogical Society
Saturday, June 30, 2018 So You Think Everything is on the Internet? Therese Fisher
Saturday, June 23, 2018 Let's Discuss It (June)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Why I Love City Directories - Nancy Walczyk
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Murder, Mystery & Scandal - Donald Harrison
Thursday, May 24, 2018 Case Studies - Kim Richardson
Saturday, May 19, 2018 Let's Discuss It (May)
Sunday, May 06, 2018 Let Me Share My Family’s History!
Thursday, May 03, 2018 DNA Part 1 - Which test do I need to order? - Debbie Atchley
Saturday, April 28, 2018 Let's Discuss It (April)
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Using Dropbox for Genealogy - Sherri Onorati
Saturday, April 14, 2018 Membership Meeting of the Tennessee Genealogical Society
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Robert E. Lee's Orderly - Al Arnold
Saturday, April 07, 2018 Spring Seminar - Lisa Louise Cooke
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Searching Native Roots - Jason Terrell
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Women's Suffage in Tennessee - Paula Casey
Saturday, March 17, 2018 Let's Discuss It (March)
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 March Seminar - Newspaper Research
Saturday, February 24, 2018 Let's Discuss It (February)
Saturday, February 10, 2018 February Seminar - Dr. Beverly G. Bond
Saturday, January 27, 2018 Let's Discuss It (January)
Saturday, January 06, 2018 Organizing Your Family Genealogy
Saturday, December 09, 2017 Let's Discuss It
Saturday, November 18, 2017 Researching WWI Veterans : A Soldier's Story

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Office: 901 754-4300
mailto:tngs@tngs.org

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Physical Address:
7779 Poplar Pike
Germantown, TN 38138

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Germantown, TN 38183-1824

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